Superior Teaching Achievement in RISD Schools

Congratulations to the teachers who were surprised at their schools last week with the news that they have been selected as the 2021 STARS teachers. Click here to view the mission undertook by the 2021 STARS prize patrol.

These exceptional educators were selected through a comprehensive process facilitated by The Richardson ISD Foundation. Each teacher will be celebrated throughout the year and receive a monetary award sponsored by Equitable.

Thank you to all of these amazing professionals for choosing RISD and providing our students with your love, skill, talent and commitment:

  • Stefany Ruhl – Yale Elementary School, Sixth Grade
  • Rebecca Novick – Merriman Park Elementary School, Fourth Grade
  • Laura McCormack – White Rock Elementary School, Kindergarten
  • Kenneth Stampe – Richardson High School, English
  • Kelly Moss – Lake Highlands Junior High, Choir
  • Kandi Patak – Math Science Technology Magnet, Kindergarten
  • Heather Pineda – Liberty Junior High, Humanities
  • Heather Biddle – Pearce High School, Theatre 
  • Cassie Starnes – Greenwood Hills Elementary School, Fourth Grade
  • Carly Joliat – Forest Lane Academy, First Grade

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